Kitchener, ON N2R1H2
Clearpath Robotics is a Canadian startup company founded in 2009 by four graduates of the University of Waterloo’s Mechatronics Engineering program. The company serves robotics leaders in over 40 countries worldwide in academic, mining, military, agricultural and industrial markets. Recognizing the value of future innovation, Clearpath Robotics proudly supports programs that facilitate growth within the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).Clearpath found early success, winning the FuEL (Future Entrepreneurial Leaders) Award, TiE Quest’s New Entrepreneur Award, the Shopify Build a Business Award, and taking first place in the 2011 CBET RISE Business Plan Competition.
Clearpath Robotics is the only company to have won the Robotics Business Review Game Changer Award two years in a row with the Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle in the industrial productivity category (2013) and the Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel in the data collection platform category (2014), along with countless other awards including the 2014 International Business Award for Manufacturing Company of the Year. Clearpath provides robust solutions that are engineered for performance and designed for the customer.
Its Kingfisher is an unmanned surface vehicle with applications ranging from environmental sampling to harbor security. It has a potential market of up to $3 billion.
Clearpath Robotics’ small but mighty UGV, the Husky A200 is already being used for methane detection studies by the Autonomous Space Robotics Lab (ASRL) at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.
The Husky’s agility in rugged terrain, combined with its easygoing, user friendly nature, is quickly making it the go-to platform for Mars robotics research around the world. HI-SEAS currently uses the Husky to study robot operation while wearing a dexterity-impeding spacesuit and as a useful tool, for example, for transporting rock samples back to the base station.
In 2015, Clearpath launched OTTO, a self-driving vehicle designed to increase throughput and reduce operational costs in warehouses and industrial centers. With a payload capacity of 1500 kg, OTTO moves large items and standard pallets.
Matt Rendall, Co-founder & CEO
Ryan Gariepy, Co-founder & CTO
Bryan Webb, Co-founder & COO/CFO
Mike Hanuschik, CPO